The Java Development Kit (JDK), bundled with this release, has been updated to version 1.1.6. In addition to providing greater stability, this version offers significant performance improvements for certain types of applications (like applications that are computationally intensive) due to a number of optimizations made to the JIT compiler.
This version also includes support for large files. Java classes and methods can now access files greater than or equal to 2 GBytes without any API changes. As a result, a Java application run with this version of the JDK will now be able to access large files.